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ADOMAX show interesting touch keyboard and gesture mouse

Cameron Wilmot | Peripherals | Jun 1, 2010 12:17 PM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Walking around the show floor today we spotted a company that we hadn't heard of until now called ADOMAX Technology and this Taiwanese company specializes in producing unique mice and keyboards as well as HD web cameras.

During our stop at their booth we got an introduction firstly to their touch keyboard prototype. It's a product unlike many others that doesn't use keys like on a normal keyboard, but instead relies on touch. It also comes with a touch sensitive mouse area meaning it would be rather suitable say in the lounge room for instance where you only want one device to handle input on your TV. ADOMAX mentioned that its target audience will be for consumers with PS3 gaming consoles and those who watch TV on their computers. Unfortunately the sample we saw today was only a mockup as the product is still in the development stage, but we will be interested to try it out when it goes on sale later this year.

Similarly we were also introduced to another touch input product, this time the ADOMAX touch mouse. This sort of technology is similar to the Apple Magic Mouse for Mac computers, but this difference with this one is that it not only works on Macs, but also Windows 7 and Vista machines.

Get an early look at both products above in the video.

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A-DATA is Ready to Move Pass SandForce and into SATA 6G

Chris Ramseyer | Storage | Jun 1, 2010 11:34 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - A-DATA today gave us a taste of their next generation solid state drive that may one day reign as their flagship product. We can't really start quoting numbers right now since A-DATA has the Marvell SATA 6G controlled drive in RAID 0 at their booth but look for that to change in a couple of days.

A-DATA is Ready to Move Pass SandForce and into SATA 6G 01 | TweakTown.com

I guess it really wouldn't be that fun of a news post without some numbers but I will only show you these with a bit of a disclaimer. SSDs are not all that great in RAID 0 without being optimized. This is early hardware with even earlier firmware. To add to the complications the drives are being tested on an HBA controller with a Marvell SATA 6G chip so none of the numbers are going to be as accurate as what we put up in the lab.

A-DATA is Ready to Move Pass SandForce and into SATA 6G 02 | TweakTown.com

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Dolby tells us about its audio enhancement tech for mobiles

Cameron Wilmot | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Jun 1, 2010 11:25 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - One of our stops today was at the Dolby suite at the Grand Hyatt where we caught up with Keith who spent a little of his time telling us about one of its latest audio technologies called Dolby Mobile.

The technology has actually be on the market for almost one year now, but it's only recently that the consumer has a fairly wide range of choice for picking out a cell phone that has been tested and certified by Dolby to provide a solid listening experience.

Not only that though, but Dolby Mobile is also able to create a virtual surround sound experience from any set of headphones that are plugged into a phone with this tech and also improve the audio experience with a set of enhancements that improve things like bass and depth in the perceivable audio waves.

If you haven't heard about this technology until now, it's well worth watching the video above and getting a bit of an education on Dolby Mobile.

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Synaptics debuts cool touch pad tech at Computex 2010

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Jun 1, 2010 11:08 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Synaptic is the company behind some of the touch pad tech we take for granted to day on notebooks and netbooks. The company is behind much of the gesture supporting tech that is on notebooks and netbooks we all use.

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At Computex the company has shown off a sweet new tech called TouchPad-IS that is capable of accurately recognizing up to four fingers. The technology can also recognize the difference between fingers and the palm of your hand to eliminate accidental activation when you hit the track pad with your hand.

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OCZ demos eight drive SSD system pushing almost 1GB/s

Cameron Wilmot | Storage | Jun 1, 2010 6:50 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Our storage guru Chris who is also in Taipei for Computex 2010 is going to go into detail about what he saw at OCZ's suite at the Grand Hyatt a little later on.

Once we heard from him that they were showing off an enterprise server system that was able to push almost 1GB/s through its storage system, we had to take the video camera up and get a closer look at what was going on.

Jessica from OCZ introduced their Computex demo system that consisted of eight of its brand new Deneva SSDs. This new model is based on the SandForce SF-1500 controller that is using a custom SAS interface and SLC flash memory.

The system was also installed with LSI's mainstream SAS 2.0 controller card that is critical in being able to push these amazing numbers that OCZ demonstrated to us today at the show.

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Lucid Shows Mobos and New Onboard VGA Tech

Chris Ramseyer | Video Cards & GPUs | Jun 1, 2010 6:30 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Lucid had a strong showing today at the Hyatt here in Taipei. You know, the guys that want to free you from the VGA slavery so you can mix and match video cards as you see fit.

Lucid Shows Mobos and New Onboard VGA Tech 01 | TweakTown.com

So far we have only seen Lucid tech on motherboards but that is obviously about to change. The above card will come from TUL and will be able to pair with just about anything else.

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Innovative Qualcomm Kayak phone computer is genius

Cameron Wilmot | Mobile Devices | Jun 1, 2010 6:12 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Qualcomm along with its Snapdragon showcase were also showing off its new Kayak device which is a truly innovative device which is one of the products you tend to mention when someone asks what have you seen that stood out so far at the show.

The Kayak is a computer phone device designed on the cheap with people in emerging markets such as China, Thailand and South Africa in mind. Based on Qualcomm hardware, the Kayak looks like a normal phone, but it actually has a computer inside the platform. With a 3G module also installed, carries in the aforementioned countries will provide its customers with the device and a SIM card to provide not only voice connection, but also data connection especially in areas that are not connected by traditional phone lines or for folks who cannot afford a computer or want a different type of functionality that what something like a notebook or netbook offers.

So, use the cell network, you can pickup handset and make calls as normal and send text messages over the known SMS network, but you can also hook up a mouse, keyboard and monitor and using Qualcomm's free and included Linux operating system, users also have basic PC functions such as web surfing.

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eVGA updating X58 lineup with USB 3.0/SATA 6Gbps support

Steve Dougherty | Motherboards | Jun 1, 2010 1:16 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - In keeping up with the times eVGA are rolling out a couple new X58 chipset motherboards. For the most part they're highly similar to the existing X58 SLI LE and X58 Classified boards, but the most notable additions include both USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps support with 3rd party controllers from NEC and Marvell placed onboard.

eVGA updating X58 lineup with USB 3.0/SATA 6Gbps support | TweakTown.com

Would have been nice if they'd tacked on an NF200 bridge to the new Classified for further measure. We can only hope they'll introduce another model with this in the not too distant future.

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MSI go copper crazed on new GTX 465 Twin Frozr Golden Edition

Steve Dougherty | Video Cards & GPUs | Jun 1, 2010 1:03 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 -Straight out the gate MSI have gone with a GTX 465 that really sets itself apart from the crowd. On display at their booth is the N465GTX Twin Frozr Golden Edition which boasts a big touch of bling.

MSI go copper crazed on new GTX 465 Twin Frozr Golden Edition 01 | TweakTown.com

The card sports an all-copper heatsink from head to toe. The heatpipes, fins and base are all made of copper, with the cooler shroud being copper coloured in matching form.

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Tablet project in the works between Marvell and OLPC

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | May 31, 2010 9:39 PM CDT
Tablet project in the works between Marvell and OLPC | TweakTown.com

With high end tablets being all the rage, especially with the Asus Eee Pad and MSI WindPad wowing at Computex, a full featured tablet PC for children in at risk areas and in developing countries may seem like a far fetched idea. Marvell Technology Group and One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) have formed a partnership to make this a reality with their progressive goal of creating a family of educational tablets shooting for high functionality with a pricetag of under $100. Next year's CES is the date that OLPC and Marvell are shooting for to release this product.

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